About the Chair: Michael J. Edwards, MD
Dr. Michael J. Edwards, MD, the seventh Christian R. Holmes Professor and Chairman, graduated from Emory University School of Medicine, then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Louisville and a surgical oncology fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. An oncologic surgeon, his clinical practice focuses on breast cancer.
In collaboration with Dr. Jay Johannigman, an experienced combat hospital surgeon, Dr. Edwards nurtured the development of the University of Cincinnati Institute for Military Medicine (formally established by the UC Board of Trustees in 2009), an internationally renowned program advancing the care of the acutely injured soldier and civilian. Dr. Edwards brings a principled approach to the Department with a profound commitment to teaching the discipline of surgery through the highest quality patient care, which reflects and constitutes superior surgical education. In addition to his leadership of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Edwards provided critical leadership for the successful unification of the UC College of Medicine practice plan and its integration into UC Health in 2011.